Kyler Murray Picks NFL over Major League Baseball

Kyler Murray

Kyler Murray announced Monday he would be putting 100 percent effort into playing quarterback in the National Football League, but the Oakland Athletics still think they can make the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback an offer he can't refuse.

The 2018 Heisman Trophy victor posted a statement on his Twitter account Monday, four days before he was scheduled to report to spring training with the Oakland Athletics. He released a statement making it clear that football, not baseball, would be his future. He forfeits the remaining $3.16 million due on March 1. Oakland does retain Murray's rights and have put him on the restricted list, but the A's will not get a compensatory draft pick in this year's draft. Scott Boras represented Murray in baseball.

That the Cardinals drafted quarterback Josh Rosen in the first round last season may or may not be a problem.

Murray's contract with the Athletics included almost $5 million guaranteed, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Kyler Murray could be the player that keeps the New England Patriots dynasty going. I said that being very complementary before we played an opponent.

Murray said he is following his heart, his passion.

He is projected to be a first round pick in several mock drafts, including those conducted by NFL.com and ESPN.

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According to the latest odds from OddsShark, the Miami Dolphins are the favorites to land the former Oklahoma star.

"I'd take him with the first pick of the draft if I could".

The Oakland Athletics selected Murray in the first round of the 2018 Major League Baseball draft, at No. 9 overall, and it had been unclear whether Murray would pursue both sports or choose one.

On the day the A's started spring training workouts, Murray said Monday he will pursue an National Football League career. "But he has an electric arm and some of the best athleticism I've seen at the position in years". Signing bonuses were increased 8.5 percent from last year's deals, which is between the increase 2017 and 2018 first-round picks received over the previous year.

There are still plenty of teams who will be willing to look past his height and towards his gaudy statistics for Oklahoma Sooners, for whom he threw for 4,361 yards and ran for another 1,001.

He also rushed for a further 1,001 yards and scored 12 touchdowns as part of the Sooners' ground game.

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